Friday, March 4, 2011

Fat Friday

You know that friend who just seems to know how to make sugar taste good?

You feel lucky to know her when you're craving sugar...
...and cheat on your diet when her sugary treats are brought to a get-together.

Yes, that friend...
...who has mastered sugar with such an art you're tempted to call her your Sugar Mama...but that would just seem a little weird.

Well, the recipe for these Monster Cookies comes courtesy of that friend of mine!

We've tried many different recipes for Monster Cookies at our house,
and this one is hands down the best!
I really should have just known...

the Master of Puppy Chow

 the Queen of Chocolate Krispie Marshmallow Treats

has also gained the title of Monster Cookie Diva.

Thanks, Carrie!
My family really thanks you for contributing this recipe to our cookie line-up!
(They were bewildered when they saw so much sugar and butter and no applesauce and honey!)

Monster Cookies
6 eggs
1 lb. brown sugar
2 c. white sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. Karo syrup
4 tsp. baking soda
1 c. butter
1 1/2 lb. peanut butter (can use the whole 28 oz. jar)
9 c. oatmeal
12 oz. chocolate chips
1/2 lb. M&M's
Mix and bake 13 minutes at 350 degrees.

*The secret for mixing these is to use the mixer for everything but the oatmeal and M&M's.  I have a mixer with a bread kneading attachment, so I use that to mix in the chocolate chips and M&M's.  (The mixer blades break up the M&M's otherwise.)  Then I put the oats in the biggest bowl I can find and mix the dough into it. 

*This recipe makes like 800 cookies...or it seems like that.  Maybe 70ish...

 Evidently, I was feeling some shame for how much sugar was in this treat and had to take my pictures in the dark with only the flash to capture the details?

What's your favorite treat from your Sugar Mama?


Julie said...

Maybe Carrie needs her own blog to share some of these recipes. It's not like she has four other jobs or anything :)

Anonymous said...

oh my word. those sound amazing but, i would have to make only 1/8that recipe or something other wise i would want to eat them all! thanks for sharing!